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August 29, 2013    My Fair Lady - MUSICIAN AUDITIONS

AUDITION NOTICE - Musician Auditions!
My Fair Lady


We are currently holding auditions for the following instruments:

Fute/Piccolo/Clarinet
Clarinet 1
Clarinet2/Bass Clarinet
Trumpet 1, 2
Trombone 1
Violin 1, 2, 3
Cello
Bass
Drums


For more information or to book an audition please visit the Get Involved section of the website.


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August 13, 2013    My Fair Lady Cast Announcement

Front Row Centre Players are pleased to announce the cast of My Fair Lady, playing November 8-23 in the theatre at the Beddington Heights Community Arts Centre (tickets on sale September 27!):

Eliza Doolittle - Allie Higgins
Henry Higgins - Michael Brown
Colonel Pickering - Jim Fellows
Alfred Doolittle - Wayne Hunter
Mrs Higgins - Jane Tetley
Freddy Eynsford-Hill - Fadi Saghir
Mrs Eynsford-Hill - Marnie Patrick-Roberts
Mrs Pearce - Jill Howell-Fellows
Harry/Cockney 1 - James Noonan
Jamie/Cockney 2 - to be announced
Cockney 3 - Roy Styan
Zoltan/Cockney 4 - David Zapien

Servants:
Hayley Feigs
Tanis Laatsch
Ginette Simonot
Amy Tollefson
Thompson Harper

Ensemble:
Chantal Brosseau
Carleigh Cartmell
Anne-Marie Cotton
Chloe Diochnos
Evelyn Long
Peggy MacDonald-Finley
Rhonda Mottle
Vicki Trask
Elena Zgheir
Dennis Daly
David Mottle

Thanks to everyone who auditioned. Congratulations to our cast!


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August 4, 2013    My Fair Lady - MORE AUDITION SPOTS

AUDITION NOTICE - More spots open!
My Fair Lady


We have opened another round of auditions for My Fair Lady on Sunday August 11 from 1:30 to 5:30 pm. We are particularly looking for more men and female ensemble members. Please note that the role of Eliza has been short-listed.

For more information or to book an audition please visit the Get Involved section of the website.


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July 12, 2013    Audition Notice

AUDITION NOTICE
My Fair Lady


Front Row Centre Players announces auditions for its first show of the 25th Anniversary (2013/2014) season – My Fair Lady.


Tuesday July 30th and Thursday August 1st from 7:00PM-10:00PM, and Sunday August 4th from 1:30PM to 5:30PM.

For more information or to book an audition please visit the Get Involved section of the website.


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April 7, 2013    Tickets On Sale for YESTERDAY • TODAY • TOMORROW

Tickets are now on sale for our season launch gala and kickoff to our 25th Anniversary Season:

YESTERDAY • TODAY • TOMORROW
Celebrating 25 Years of FRC


To order your tickets visit
http://tickets.frontrowcentre.ca
or call
403-246-8505.

See you at the show!


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March 2, 2013    Legally Blonde Musician Auditions

AUDITION NOTICE

Legally Blonde - The Musical


Front Row Centre Players announces Musician Auditions for its third show of the 2012/2013 season – Legally Blonde - The Musical


Sunday March 17 - 4-8pm, Tuesday March 19 - 7-10pm.

For more information or to book an audition please visit the Get Involved section of the website.


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February 5, 2013    Legally Blonde Cast List

Front Row Centre would like to thank all of the people who came out to audition. With the talent we saw, you made it very hard for us to pare down the list.


Elle Woods - Ainsley Ohler

Warner Huntington III - Riley Ohler

Emmett Forrest - Philip Frias

Brooke Windham - Ginette Simonot

Paulette Bonafonte - Katelyn Morishita

Enid - Diana Venzi

GM Chad/Kyle/Dewey - Raymond Johnson-Brown

Vivienne Kensington - Keirstyn Secord

Nikos/Pforzheimer/Ensemble - Mitch Lukinuk

Pilar (Sorority Girl) - Eden Hildebrand

Margot (Sorority Girl) - Ellen Sullivan

Serena (Sorority Girl) - Tanis Laatsch

Frat boy/Padamadan/Ensemble - Matt McDonald

Professor Callahan - Greg Miller

Carlos/Ensemble - David Zapien

D.A. Riley/Sorority Girl - Danielle Desmarais

Chutney/Female Ensemble/Sorority Girls - Liz Lipton

Female Ensemble/Sorority Girls - Sandra Escobedo, Alecia Pagnotta

Stenographer/Sorority Girl - Meaghan Hommy

Store Manager/Judge/Ensemble - Jeri Guenter

Courtney/Mom/Whitney/Ensemble - Lyndsey Paterson

Reporter/Ensemble - Adam Kieren

Lowell/Ensemble - Bryan Weir


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January 17, 2013    Legally Blonde needs Male Auditioners!

Hey, we need some more men to sign up and audition! While it might look like there aren't that many roles for the guys, the Ensemble plays a huge part in the show and there are some choice and meaty parts that are scattered throughout the show. Don't pass up on this opportunity! See below:

Leads:

Warner Huntington III: A good looking but pompous guy who break's Elle's heart and leaves her for Harvard. (Tenor)

Emmett Forrest: A smart and sensitive law student who takes Elle under his wing. (Tenor)

Professor Callahan: A pompous and manipulative law professor at Harvard. (Baritone)

Character:

Elle's father: Rich golfer. Doesn't want his daughter wasting her time on Harvard.

Kyle, the UPS guy: A great looking, in-shape employee of the United Postal Service.

Carlos and Nikos: A gay couple. Nikos is a murder suspect. Carlos is his boyfriend.

Winthrop, Lowell and Pforzhiemer: The Harvard admissions board, who may or may not be swayed by more than just acedemic records.

Dewey: Paulette's trailer trash dog-napping ex-boyfriend.

Aaron Schultz: A rich genius, who believes himself to be above everyone else.

Sundeep Agrawal Padamadan: A member of his country's Royal family, ousted by a coup.

Grandmaster Chad: Poser Frat boy who lays down some Jamaican beats.

to book an audition please visit the Get Involved section of the website.


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January 1, 2013    Legally Blonde Auditions

AUDITION NOTICE

Legally Blonde - The Musical


Front Row Centre Players announces auditions for its third show of the 2012/2013 season – Legally Blonde - The Musical


Wednesday January 30th, Thursday January 31st, Friday February 1st from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM and Saturday February 2nd from 12:00 PM to 5:00PM

For more information or to book an audition please visit the Get Involved section of the website.


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December 19, 2012    WCB Arts Injustice

An Appeal to the members and supporters of Community Theatre


Hello,

We are writing to you today to ask for your support in a very serious matter. A few years ago, one of our volunteers was injured when helping out with one of our shows. Subsequently a WCB claim was filed and paid out to this individual, without going through our insurance provider and despite the fact that we do not have a WCB account nor are required to have one. The consequence of this is that the Workers Compensation Board of Alberta is demanding that we now open a WCB account and pay several thousand dollars a year to them in order to cover all of our volunteers.

There are no volunteer run, non-profit charitable community based theatre groups that posses a WCB account, without voluntarily signing up for one in the province of Alberta. The impact of this is that it will set a precedent and jeopardize the operation of similarly run organizations in our province who might not be able to afford those fees.

We have attempted to appeal the decision, and have been denied on all fronts. We have one final appeal left that we must submit before the end of 2012. We are asking you, as a supporter of Front Row Centre and of community based arts programs, to lend your voice in outrage of this injustice. Your local theatre groups are at risk and may be forced to shut down if our appeal becomes denied for a final time.

Included below is a letter which we hope you forward on to the people and agencies listed below, or sign it and mail it in to them and to your MLA expressing your opinion on the matter.


Guy Kerr, President and CEO of WCB Alberta
[email protected]

Office of Associate Minister Frank Oberle, MLA in charge of WCB
[email protected]

Office of Heather Klimchuk, Minister of Culture
[email protected]

Mayor Nenshi’s Office
[email protected]

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To Whom It May Concern,

This is an open letter to bring a serious matter to your attention. A situation has arisen which will threaten the continuation of arts and culture programs here in the province of Alberta. Front Row Centre Players Society, a community based, non-for-profit, 100% volunteer run and operated charitable institution, is being forced to pay WCB coverage, despite the organization having no employees or paid personnel.

The Workers Compensation Board of Alberta is demanding that the estimated tens of thousands of volunteer hours that go into the service of our arts and culture mandate are to be covered by WCB. This amounts to thousands of dollars to be paid to the WCB of Alberta every year, for coverage of a “hobby activity”, despite the WCB stating in its documentation that “if you are a non-profit employer who engages volunteers... you may apply to have them covered” (http://www.wcb.ab.ca/pdfs/employers/EFS_Who_do_i_have_to_cover.pdf) AND Safe Stages, a joint publication of Alberta Employment, Immigration and Industry and Theatre Alberta (http://www.theatrealberta.com/documents/SafeStages_Web.pdf).

There are currently more than 75 organizations listed on Theatre Alberta’s website, www.theatrealberta.com, operating as community theatres in Alberta, and of those, less than five are currently paying WCB, and none of them on their volunteers. If Front Row Centre accepts the ruling of the WCB, a precedent will be set: every volunteer run performing arts organization in Alberta could be subjected to hefty fees, several of whom might not be able to afford them, and subsequently will have to discontinue operations. This could also threaten many additional theatre organizations that aren’t currently members of Theatre Alberta, not to mention other volunteer performing arts organizations, such as dance troupes, music performance societies, or choral groups that exist in our province.

Community based, volunteer run organizations that are hobbyist societies should not be forced to pay the fees levied by the Workers Compensation Board of Alberta. They should be treated just the same as Amateur Sports organizations and other hobby groups and given the option to apply for WCB coverage. Charitable Institutions, Clubs, Artists and Entertainers, are all listed as being exempt from WCB coverage (https://my.wcb.ab.ca/rm/WCB.RateManual.WebServer/ExemptIndustries.aspx). We fall under all of those categories and yet are being denied the option to be covered solely by our insurance, and now must double pay. This is neither fair nor right.

Our last chance to appeal this decision is before January 2013, and we have run out of time. Please do whatever you can to make sure that our performing arts organizations here in Alberta are protected from this injustice.


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October 26, 2012    Monty Python's Spamalot

AUDITION NOTICE

Front Row Centre Players Orchestra Seeking Musicians

Front Row Centre Players is seeking musicians for our upcoming production of Monty Python’s Spamalot. Please prepare a piece on your chosen instrument, in any style, to perform.

Band rehearsals will be held at the Beddington Heights Community Centre (375 Bermuda Drive NW) once a week in Oct/Nov on Sunday evenings from 7-10pm. We may add a second weekly rehearsal in December if required.

Tech week begins January 7, 2013 continuing through to Opening Night on January 11th. The band may be called at any time during that week from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. as needed; however, will definitely be required for dress rehearsal on Wednesday January 9th and Preview on Thursday, January 10th.

Performance dates are: January 11 through January 26, 2013 inclusive. Shows are daily, except Mondays, and there are both matinees and evenings on the second and third Saturday. Sunday performances are matinee only.

The following instrumentation is required (doubling will be considered where possible – please indicate if you can double during your audition):

1 - Flute/Piccolo
2 – Trumpet 1
3 – Violin
4 - Trombone
5 – Guitarist(s): We are searching for several styles/instruments
including acoustic, arch top, nylon and electric.

Please prepare a piece on your chosen instrument, in any style, to perform. You may also be asked to sight read something from the show during your audition. If you play multiple instruments, please prepare something on each instrument

If you are interested in auditioning please call Naomi Williams (the Musical Director) at 403-604-0575 or email her at [email protected]

As part of our ongoing efforts to fairly recognize the contributions of all the participants in a show, FRC is no longer offering the flat-rate "fee" to musicians that may have been paid in the past, but will compensate for expenses incurred during the creation of the
show. We are continuing to examine the rewards that we provide for the unique contributions that everyone brings together to make our shows a success to create a collaborative and positive environment for everyone involved.


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October 10, 2012    MUSICIAN AUDITIONS

MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT

Front Row Centre Players announces musician auditions for its second show of the 2012/2013 season – Monty Python's SPAMALOT

Monday October 15, 2012 7:00PM to 10:00PM

For more information or to book an audition please visit the Get Involved section of the website.



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September 13, 2012    Cast Announcement - Monty Python's Spamalot

FRC is pleased to announce the cast of Monty Python’s Spamalot, a mix of familiar and new faces:

King ArthurMike Beattie
Sir LancelotJames McGowan
Sir GalahadDoug Keeling
Lady of the LakeCarlyn Miller
PatsyColton Duane
Sir Robin – Tenaj Williams
Sir Bedevere – Colin Lowe
Prince Herbert – Stuart MacLeod
Mrs Galahad/Sentry – Hayley Feigs
Mayor of Finland/French TaunterChris Willott
Lead Minstrel/Brother MaynardSteven Eastgaard-Ross
Historian/Guard 2Murray Melnychuk
Herbert’s Father/Sentry 2 – Brian Thiele
Concorde – Katelyn Morishita
Not Dead Fred/EnsembleCody Field
Blakc Knight/Ensemble – Jeremy Verkley
Guard 1/Ensemble – Jeff Wiseman
Laker Girl/Head Knight of NiGinette Simonot
Laker Girl/Tim the EnchanterChelsea Millard
Laker GirlCrystal May
Laker Girl – Sara Meilleur
Laker GirlLindsay Harle
Laker GirlEmily Sunderland

Thank you to everyone who auditioned – see you at the show!

Monty Python’s Spamalot runs January 11-26, 2013 at the Pumphouse Theatre.
Please click here for more information

Monty Python’s Spamalot is presented through special arrangement with Theatrical Rights Worldwide, 570 Seventh Avenue, Suite 2100, New York, NY 10018, www.theatricalrights.com


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